28 ways to be a better co-parent

It is not divorce or separated families that harm children — but  conflict between parents. Together, we can work to stop that from  happening and promote shared parenting.

Trust, not control

The big, overarching theme in successful, harmonious co-parenting is  that both partners respect the other to be a safe, decent parent when  the other is not around.

Accept that everyone is equal. Mothers and fathers are equal parents.

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It’s about equality

Protect the kids

If things are tense between you, keep the focus of any must-have interaction on the kids.

Do not allow the kids to pit one of you against the other, and never vie for the position of favorite parent.

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The two of you are a parenting team


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